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Identical Tactics from Today's GOP and '09 Democrats on...

Chuck's Obsession: How political tactics on either side of the aisle have been similar when it comes to passing healthcare bills on the Hill.

What's Next for Improving Healthcare?

Former Boehner press secretary Michael Steel joins Chuck Todd to discuss the pulled healthcare bill today and what's next on the Hill and in the …

Health Care

Costa: Trump Doesn't Have Plan B For Obamacare Replacement

The Washington Post's Bob Costa joins MTP Daily to share details on his conversation with President Trump.

Health Care

Trump: 'We Learned About Loyalty' In Healthcare Bill Fight

Chris Jansing joins Chuck Todd from the White House for the latest on Trump's reaction to the pulled Obamacare replacement bill.

Health Care

Trump’s Gamble: Does He Want to Win on Health Care or Pull the Plug?

<i>First Read is a morning briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter</i><p>Trump's giant gamble: Does he want to win or pull the plug?<p>President Trump's ultimatum that House Republicans today vote up or down their health-care …


First Read’s Morning Clips: Go Big or Go Home

<b>TRUMP AGENDA: Go big or go home</b><p>From Leigh Ann Caldwell and Hallie Jackson: "After a difficult Thursday for Republicans who had hoped to have passed their bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, the House is back at it again Friday — but this time with a directive from the …

Health Care

Health care push was ‘rookie error’ by Trump, Chuck Todd says

Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd joins TODAY to discuss the push to pass the Republican health care plan. He says that President Trump isn’t as committed to repealing and replacing Obamacare as Republicans have been, and adds that Trump making his first big piece of legislation a move to take …

Health Care

Health Care Vote Showdown: Republicans Look to Go Big or Go Home

Just hours ahead of a scheduled Friday afternoon vote on the Republican health care plan, the outlook remained bleak as GOP leaders remained short of the votes needed to pass one of their signature campaign promises.<p>As the House debated the bill, Speaker Paul Ryan left Capitol Hill and traveled to …

Health Care

Gov. Jerry Brown on Health Bill Backers: ‘Their Name Is Going to Be Mud’

WASHINGTON — As Congress wrestles over the House Republican health care bill, California Gov. Jerry Brown attacked the legislation, alleging that any lawmaker who supports the legislation will find "their name is going to be mud."<p>"This bill is not health care reform, or repeal and replace — it's …

Health Care

Gov. Brown: Your 'Name is Going to Be Mud' If You Support Healthcare Bill


Four Reasons the Health Care Bill Might Pass — and 7 Reasons It Might Not

<i>First Read is a morning briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter</i><p>Four reasons why the House bill could pass (and seven reasons why it still might not)<p>It's Judgment Day on the House legislation to repeal and replace the …

Health Care

First Read’s Morning Clips: Everything You Need to Know About the Health Care Vote

<b>TRUMP AGENDA: Everything you need to know about today's health-care vote</b><p>Benjy Sarlin lays out everything you need to know about today's health care vote.<p>From POLITICO: "With one day to go until the biggest vote of his brief presidency, Trump is using all the trappings of his office to try to clinch …


Trump Ultimatum: Vote on Health Care Friday or Obamacare Stays

Office of Management and Budget director Mick Mulvaney made clear Thursday evening that President Donald Trump is done negotiating on the hotly-debated health care bill and wants a vote on Friday.<p>And, if the president doesn't get a vote to repeal and replace Obamacare, he will move on to other …

Health Care

Schiff: ‘More Than Circumstantial Evidence’ Trump Associates Colluded With Russia

WASHINGTON — The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee claimed Wednesday evening that he has seen "more than circumstantial evidence" that associates of President Donald Trump colluded with Russia while the Kremlin attempted to interfere with the 2016 presidential election.<p>Rep. Adam …


Schiff: 'More Than Circumstantial Evidence' of Trump/Russia...

Rep. Adam Schiff on Trump/Russia connection: "There is more than circumstantial evidence now...and is very much worthy of investigation."

Full Interview: Schiff on His Confidence in House Intel Committee

Rep. Adam Schiff says there is "more than circumstantial evidence" of a connection between Trump's campaign and Russia.

Manchin: Trump Still Owes Obama an Apology

Senator Joe Manchin joins Chuck Todd to discuss intelligence about whether Russia had a connection with the Trump campaign.

Trump, House Freedom Caucus Negotiating Last-Minute Changes to Health Care Bill

President Donald Trump doesn't have the votes to pass his health care bill, the chairman of the House Freedom Caucus said Wednesday, but negotiations are underway.<p>A spokesperson for Rep. Mark Meadows, R-North Carolina, said the conservative group is "cautiously optimistic" that it will get what it …

U.S. Congress

Trump’s Hard Sell on Health Care Hasn’t Worked — At Least Not Yet

<i>First Read is a morning briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter</i><p>Trump's hard sell on health care hasn't worked — at least not yet<p>Yesterday morning, we wrote that 17 House Republicans opposed or leaned strongly against …

U.S. Congress

First Read’s Morning Clips: Manafort and Russia

<b>TRUMP AGENDA: Paul Manafort's Russian connection</b><p>Breaking this morning from the AP: "President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, secretly worked for a Russian billionaire to advance the interests of Russian President Vladimir Putin a decade ago and proposed an ambitious …


Trump Supreme Court Nominee: Can Democrats Keep Up Their Fight?

Ron Klain, former Senior White House Aide to Presidents Obama and Clinton, joins us to discuss the implications if the Democrats filibuster Neil …

U.S. Supreme Court

GOP Sen. on Gorsuch Confirmation: ‘I Feel Optimistic’

Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) joins us to discuss Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation hearing today and how far the GOP is willing to go if …

Neil Gorsuch

Rep. Brat on Why He Plans to Vote ‘No’ on GOP Healthcare Bill

Rep. Dave Brat (R-VA) joins MTP Daily to discuss why he will vote no on the upcoming vote on the GOP healthcare bill and the FBI probe of possible …


These Republicans Doomed The GOP Health Care Bill

House Republicans simply did not have enough GOP votes to pass the health care bill, which also was supported by President Donald Trump.<p>Republican leaders pulled the bill from the House floor minutes ahead of a schedule vote, rather than watch it go down to defeat.<p>According to a tally by NBC News, …

Health Care

Trump Warns: GOP Will Lose Seats by Opposing Health Care Bill

President Donald Trump told House Republicans Tuesday that they could lose re-election in the 2018 midterms if they vote against the GOP health care bill later this week that would undo much of Obamacare.<p>Trying to help wrangle enough votes for passage, Trump went to Capitol Hill to meet privately …

Health Care

It’s Do-or-Die Time on Health Care for Trump, GOP

<i>First Read is a morning briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter</i><p>It's do-or-die time on health care for Trump, GOP<p>After one of Donald Trump's worst days as president — the FBI director confirming an investigation of his …

U.S. Congress

First Read’s Morning Clips: ‘An Island of Conspiracy Theories’

<b>TRUMP AGENDA: Alone on an island of conspiracy theories</b><p>From NBC's Benjy Sarlin: "It's become clear that things in the nation's capital are boiling down to this: Leaders in Congress, law enforcement, and intelligence are struggling to convince one man that an investigation he imagined never existed …

Viktor Yanukovych

Dems’ Fight Over Gorsuch Could Result in GOP Launching ‘Nuclear Option’

As Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch enters his second day of confirmation hearings in the Senate, his fate is dependent upon the support of Democratic senators who are embroiled in partisan fighting over the politics of the high court and a controversial president.<p>Democrats' concerns could lead …

U.S. Supreme Court

Dem Sen on Filibustering Gorsuch: ‘Haven’t Gotten to That Point’

Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) joins us to discuss the Democrats’ goal for the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court Nominee, Neil Gorsuch, and whether …